Brevard Named In Forbes’ Top 10 Places To Retire

| Posted by | Categories: Latest Updates From Sutton Knob has named Brevard, NC one of the top 10 best places to retire in a recent article featured on the popular business magazine’s website.

Renown as a small city in Transylvania County, North Carolina with a population of just 7,609 as of the 2010 Census, the quaint and historic town is located near the entrance to Pisgah National Forest and has become a noted tourism, retirement and cultural center in western North Carolina thanks to its moderate climate, environmental beauty and boundless cultural activities.

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Brevard named one of the top 10 pbest places to retire In recent Forbes article

The Forbes article cited Brevard’s pros as being a “scenic town amid waterfalls,  moderate climate, cost of living 3% below national average, typical home price $195,000, low crime, high walkability rating. Cons: none.”

Billy Harris, the official real estate broker for Sutton Knob’s select home sites and properties, believes Sutton Knob’s proximity to both downtown Brevard, as well as the many outdoor attractions in Pisgah National Forest and DuPont State Forest make it an appealing opportunity for people looking to purchase property for retirement location.

“Sutton Knob is so unique offering some of the best view home sites in the county,” Harris said. “When you combine the views from over 3,200 feet elevation, the location just 2.5 miles to the entrance of Pisgah National Forest with onsite trails, ponds and waterfalls, it’s a pretty easy sell.  We only have a limited supply due to the low density of this project and currently have 13 custom home sites remaining.”

About Sutton Knob:

Sutton Knob is a 94-acre planned community development currently under construction that is located just minutes from downtown Brevard in Pisgah Forest, NC. Visitors to Sutton Knob will experience expansive views of the nearby Pisgah National Forest from multiple locations within the property, while lakes, streams and small waterfalls await those who venture into the beautiful hardwood forests found in the valley below the summit of Sutton Knob. Construction on a series of roads, hiking trails and mountain bike trails is currently underway nearing completion and expected to be completed by spring 2015. Also currently under construction are the first of several rental cottages on the property that offer traditional styling with their craftsman-style designs. Inside the two and three bedroom cottages visitors will find all of the modern amenities they need, as well as incredible views of the vast Pisgah National Forest that beckons visitors to explore the outdoors during their stay at Sutton Knob. The first five of these cottages is now available for rent through Deer Ridge Property Management. For more information on real estate at Sutton Knob, visit

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